A popular pastime on a beach vacation is boating. Whether bringing watercraft from home on a trailer, or renting or chartering a boat, spending quality time on the water with friends and family can create fond memories. Following safe boating practices and participating in exciting or relaxing water-based activities is an important part of the ideal beach vacation. Here are a few tips to make the trip even better.
Make sure there is a properly tagged and inspected life vest in the boat for each passenger. Children should wear life vests designed specifically for kids. Tying larger vests tightly around a child is not sufficient. Likewise, adults need life jackets that will hold their weight and fit their bodies. Regardless of how strong a swimmer is, they should wear a life jacket while boating.
Always bring sunscreen on a family beach vacation. The sun is strong on the water, so use a higher SPF while boating. Reapply it after swimming or waterskiing for best protection from sunburn.
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